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#370162 May 21st, 2013 at 08:54 AM
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Bought it at the Library perennial sale..All I know it has blue in the title.

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I think it looks purple not blue

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It's Centaura Montana - sometimes called mountain bluet. I have several of these, as they will self-seed if you let them. Mine do look blue - I think it depends on the exposure they grow in?


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Thanks pnp
I think that is the name they had on it at the sale.


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Beautiful Barb !!

Good work, Lynne !!!


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oh Barb save me some seeds of that please,,, btw I got your seed envelope Thanks so much kissie


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Sure will........Diane.....It is said to reseed itself.. I may of bought 2 by mistake.
2 different folks had it for sale..

Sure is colorful here now. Iris are taking over , white lilac, azalea spirea,an more


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Everything that I have bought that says "blue" turns out purple here.


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Originally Posted by afgreyparrot
Everything that I have bought that says "blue" turns out purple here.


Same here for the most part, but I have to say that my plants of Centaurea Montana bloom a true blue.


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The only thing I ever bought that was really blue was an iris from Jackson and Perkins, back when I lived at the farm. It was a beautiful deep blue.
My mom bought me a huge pack of 5 different kinds of bulbs that were a "Blue Garden" and they are all purple. But, no problem...I love purple! thumbup


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PNP keep saying it.
Mine are still purple>LOL


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Well some one gave me a blue iris 2 years ago.. Still no blooms yet.......Perhaps I Blew it??????? idea

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Originally Posted by plants 'n pots
It's Centaura Montana - sometimes called mountain bluet. I have several of these, as they will self-seed if you let them. Mine do look blue - I think it depends on the exposure they grow in?


You sent me some of those seeds Lynne--and they, none of them came up... egad


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I have one of those plants and it is blue also...I find it is straggly though, resembles a burdock..I keep debating to pull it out.


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Me too on the color blue. Everything looks purple. dodge, you get the best sales. I used to grow nigella and it was a pale blue most of the time.




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My Centaurea Montana is in full bloom today and I am loving it!

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Dodge - I just had a thought - perhaps your plant was grown in soil that is either more acidic or not than mine? You know, like how hydrangeas can bloom pink or blue depending on the soil quality? It's worth looking into - maybe you could amend the soil?


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so pretty Lynne grin


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Thanks
I just bought it at a library sale about a month ago.
Was not grown in my soil.. However save me seeds an I shall try them.
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That is the most beautiful flower Lynne-----I just love them....One day I will have a place in the shade for them---(I hope) and then I too can grow them--- shewinks


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I will try to save seeds. However, the past several years, the critters have bitten off each flower just as they came into full bloom, ate a bite or 2, and left them on the ground. There were no flowers left on the plants to get to seed. Can you say infuriating???

By the way, I wish our library had a plant sale - I think those kinds are the best!


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